Information received on 07/08/2018 from Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 24/07/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 02/08/2018
Report date 07/08/2018
Date submitted to OIE 07/08/2018
Date event resolved 31/10/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 25/10/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (07/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (02/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/02/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Saveni, Botosani
Date of start of the outbreak 24/07/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (26/09/2018)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 13 1 0 1 0
Affected population In the holding one pig was affected, the other animals are going to be vaccinated.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 13 1 0 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 7.69% 0.00% 0.00% 7.69%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Institute of Diagnostic and Animal Health (National laboratory) Swine bacteriological examination 02/08/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations